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Svaneti

Svaneti Hiking Tour in the Caucasus

Follow a certified local guide and discover the stunning landscapes and culture of the Caucasus on this 11-day trek through Svaneti in Georgia!


TRIP TYPE

Group

MOUNTAIN RANGES

Caucasus

DURATION

11 Days

OFFER PERIOD

Jun - Sep

FITNESS LEVEL

Fit

SKILL LEVEL

Intermediate

PAYMENT METHODS

Credit Card, Wire Transfer and more!

  • • Svaneti is a world heritage site with beautiful and rich nature.
  • • On the Svaneti trekking tour you can explore a wide variety of trails and enjoy views of the Caucasus 5000m peaks, which are some of the highest in Europe.
  • • Because Svaneti has managed to preserve many traditions, you will enjoy an authentic cultural experience.

Description

Spend 11 days in Svaneti, one of the distinctive mountainous regions of Georgia on an unforgettable trekking adventure that will take you to experience the awe-inspiring beauty of the Caucasus.

Svaneti is situated on the southern slopes of the Greater Caucasus mountains. During this tour, you will visit small towns such as Lentekhi and Mestia and villages such as Adishi, Ushguli, and Mukhuri. You will also experience the wonderful landscapes of the region, and discover the magical Tobavarchkili lakes, high passes, and mountains.

On average, we will hike around 10km per day, some days it will be more -around 16km-, and some days it will be less -around 5km. The elevation gain and terrain will vary. Therefore, it is important that you are sufficiently fit to hike several hours in the mountains. You can find a detailed day by day itinerary below that will give you an idea of the pace, and of course, you are welcome to ask if you are in doubt about your fitness level. Although the pace will be brisk, we will also make time to enjoy all of the unique places that we visit.

If you would like to join this exhilarating hiking adventure in the Caucasus mountains, then contact me today and we can start making plans for this amazing Svaneti trek. I look forward to guiding you!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer

- Mules and horses

- Mountain guide expenses

- Camping equipment tents

- Camping equipment cooking utensils

Price details

• All car transfers Tbilisi

• 4 overnights at cosy guesthouses.

• Full board during the tour

• English-speaking guide

• Pack horses

• Camping tents

• All kitchen equipment

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Itinerary

Day 1: Tbilisi - Lentekhi

Day 2: Lentekhi – Latphari pass – Ushguli

From Lentekhi we’ll be transferred to Latpari pass by 4WD car. Once there, we will continue walking on the ridge, in direction of Ushguli with amazing views of upper Svaneti and its snow-capped mountains and rock massifs of Bezengi wall, on which lies the highest peak of Georgia – Shkhara (5200m).
We’ll have lunch on a ridge at an alpine lake.

• Lowest elevation: 740m
• Highest elevation: 3010m
• Total walking distance: 16km (mostly descent)
• Difficulty: Medium

Day 3: Ushguli – Khalde – Chkutnieri pass – Adishi

From Ushguli we’ll be transferred to village Khalde by 4x4 car. Then from the Khalde valley, we’ll cross the river and after about 5km after following adishistskali river valley we’ll descend to Adishi. Overnight at the guesthouse.
Lowest elevation: 2085m
Highest elevation: 2980m
Distance: 14km
Difficulty: Hard

Day 4: Adishi – Mestia

In the morning we’ll be transferred to Adishi, where we start hiking toward the ski resort of Tetnuldi. From the ski resort, we’ll descend to Jabeshi.
Lowest elevation: 1460m
Highest elevation: 2520m
Distance: 12km
Difficulty: Moderate

Day 5: Mestia - Mukhuri

Transfer to Mukhuri.

Day 6: Mukhuri – Natipuri campsite – Okhoje lake (small Toba lake)

From Mukhuri we’ll take the old Russian 6x6 truck and get to Natipuri campsite, where we start the hike. During the day we’ll hike through the vast forest and alpine meadows to get to Okhoje pass (2750m), cross the pass, and descend to the lake. Overnight in tents at the campsite near the lake
Distance: 10km
Difficulty: Hard

Day 7: Okhoje Lake – Big Toba Lake

After lunch and getting packed we’ll hike up the second pass of 2920m to get to the Greater Toba lake. The path is quite demanding as it goes via the big stones and snowfields but is relatively short. The hike will take about 4 hours.
Distance: 4km
Difficulty: Hard

Day 8: Greater Toba Campsite – Didi Ghele – Lake Kaliashi – Toba campsite

We’ll leave our camp and hike to explore the surrounding of the greater Toba lake as there are lots of nature wonders and amazing landscapes: lakes Kaliashi and Didi Ghele.
Overnight at the Greater Toba campsite.
Distance: 10km
Difficulty: Moderate

Day 9: Greater Toba Campsite – Jolora River Campsite

The hardest day From the lake, we descend into the Magana valley. The pathway is very narrow and requires careful hiking. On our way, we will also visit the stunning Toba waterfall. After we pass a local shepherd, we follow downstream of river Magana. The trail is hard because of the narrow path through huge stones, forests, and bushes.
Campsite near Jolora river at the shepherd's hut
Distance: 14km
Difficulty: Hard

Day 10: Jolora river campsite – Kirnakhona – Skuri – Martvili

We will hike into the sub-tropical forests of moss-covered trees and stones. The majority of the vegetation includes wild hazelnuts and blackberry bushes, so if you get here during the proper season you can enjoy them too.
From Kirnakhona we’ll be picked up by 4x4 car and transferred first to the Skuri and then to Martvili to the Guesthouse.

Day 11: Martvili – Tbilisi

On the way back to Tbilisi we’ll have the opportunity to discover Martvili Canyon, Prometheus cave, or visit Kutaisi (optional).

FAQs

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Tbilisi Marriott Hotel Tbilisi Georgia
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Hotel City Avenue Tbilisi Georgia
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Betsy's Hotel Tbilisi Georgia
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About the guide: Tinatin

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Tinatin

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Hiking Guide

Hiking and horseback riding guide.

I'm Georgian, native Tushetian. As a girl, I lived in the main wine region of Georgia – Kakheti, spent every summer in Tusheti – outstanding and authentic mountain region for its location, ethno-culture and nature. In 2014 I became certified sightseeing guide and started guiding all over Georgia. The more I travelled and learnt about Georgia’s rich cultural landscape, the more I grew to love my home country.

In 2017 I got certifications in trekking and in 2019 in horseback riding guiding. My main purpose is to use my experience in adventure tourism and offer unpopular, least crowded and still least popular activities such as agro tours, equestrian trekking and many others. My passion is to share the many undiscovered and unspoiled regions that make Georgia so special, adventurous and worth to discover.

Languages

Georgian | English

Certificates

GMGA

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What people are saying about Tinatin

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I highly recommend Tina as a guide for a horseriding trip. She always takes care of all of the team and let everyone enjoy the adventure independently of how advanced is in horse ride.

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We had a great experience: well organized and combined trekking, gastro and wine activities - learned quite a lot in just 7 days. Tina was an exceptional guide.

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Tinatin is nice and open minded person. Tour with her was safety and adapted to individual skills of each participant of the trip. Of course integration after all day cannot be forgotten :) This trip was one of the best experiences in my life.

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We had an amazing week with Tinatin, her team, and a huge herd of horses to drive to Vashlovani NP. Detail-focused and very well-organized trip. It was a really unforgettable adventure.

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Tina is a very well organised person, she is very professional and helpful and friendly. My trip with Tina was interesting and most of the impressions. I recommend Tina as an organizer and travel companion.

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